- Camino(s) past & future
2014, 15,16 & 19 Camino Frances
2017 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Primitivo
Yeah, I can attest to the challenges of cobblestones and granite setts on the Portuguese Camino. When you look at guide books for the Portuguese Camino, the immediate reaction is that it will be easy because of the number of days without significant elevation change...Wrong! The cobblestones (hobblestones) and granite setts more than make up for it.If I decide to walk the Portuguese next year I am thinking of shoes with lots of padding instead of my usual sandals - because of all the stone sets and cobbles. I have a very wide forefoot but New Balance don't work for me. I'd be trying the Hoka One One Bondi 5. Mainly for the cushioning.
It was a welcome relief some days just to walk on asphalt or concrete surfaces just to have a break the cobblestones and granite setts!